Rachel Brindley manages all aspects of Canalys’ worldwide channels business, which includes all annual client subscription services, Candefero research activities and initiatives, and custom research projects. As a senior channels analyst, she focuses on all aspects of channels research across all technology sectors, but particularly security, enterprise infrastructure and mobility. She was instrumental in launching syndicated services in the IT security and the UC sectors. She is a key member of the Candefero development task force, which was spun out of an EMEA-focused channel panel back in 2003. She has significant experience of working in multinational teams within client organizations, across countries and regions around the world, and running global channels projects.

Prior to joining Canalys in 2000, Rachel was a researcher for JBA, where she provided competitive intelligence on the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market. Rachel also spent a year working for Brite Voice Systems in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Rachel graduated from the University of East Anglia with an Honors Degree in European Studies and German. She is fluent in German and proficient in French.